Seems like a made-up word, right? Well, fun fact, all words are made up. Okay but seriously, smart talk aside, what in the world is an Abdomenizer? The piece of equipment, which makes us feel a little ill at the sight of it, is shaped like, well, a giant shoehorn?
The user would rock on it, supposedly toning their abs at the same time. What do y’all think?
Sure, this one kind of reminds us of a waist trainer, and also the air belt, but believe us, this one’s different. Or that’s at least what their marketing has been trying to sell us.
According to a campaign in a magazine, the product is only meant to be worn for an hour a day, with results of losing up to 6 inches around the waist. Hmm... if only such things were possible.
Diagonal Suspension Apparatus
Usually lying horizontally means our bodies are getting some rest. Well, it doesn't seem to be the case with this exceptionally strange piece of equipment.
It would be a real...stretch...to say we are even remotely interested in trying it out. We also love the rather formal gym attire from back in the day!
Tony Little’s Gazelle
Ah yes, the Gazelle. A mainstay in many gyms and homes, the Gazelle was more popular than the treadmill at one time. It works the thighs, the buttocks, the chest, the triceps, and the calves — it does it all.
Or so Tony Little says. And hey, with its affordable price it’s no wonder millions of Americans bought into this piece of equipment and its claims.
Electric or Magnetic Corset
This is an older invention aimed at ridding the user of unwanted calories. It was also marketed as a blanket cure for paralysis, indigestion, and rheumatism, as well as you know, giving women the fashionable tiny waists they wanted.
Seems suspicious to us, especially with all those magnets arranging to form a “battery.” Hmm…